Saturday, March 30, 2013

Shadow Shots: Something New

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It's my first day as a retiree!  I celebrated by hunting shadows and frittered away the rest of the morning at Picmonkey.

I've been green with envy at the cool, awesome, and generally amazing images other photographers are producing with special effects and layers, and now's my chance to get in on the fun.

Below is the image straight out of the camera, which I kinda liked too. Above is the heavily messed-with version. Which do you like better?

(P.S. The secret to the the frosty-looking bottle is on Havenwood.

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11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, enjoy your retirement!! And it looks as though you are! Such a great shadow shot for the day and very creative! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

colleen said...

OOOH. You have a good eye. That first shot really piqued intrigue.

Dixie said...

1st congrats on your retirement. my hubby also just retired and is loving it... me... still working...

your shots... both are lovely but the first calls to me the most!

Paula Scott said...

I like BOTH for different reasons! Isn't picmonkey a BLAST?
Congratulations on your retirement!!! Yay!

robin. said...

they are both great but i am lovin' the first one!! congrats on retirement!! enjoy!!!

Ralph said...

I like both of these views - it seems as if one is silver, the other gold. Both precious metals and photos too! Congrats on your retirement - it will allow you to pursue your passions full-time. A honor for decades of hard work!

MyMaracas said...

Thanks, everyone, for the well-wishes on retirement and for the feedback. I like the edited one better too, though the second one is the accurate color.

Leave it to you, dear Ralph, to see "silver and gold" in them, and to value both.

And you're right, Paula - picmonkey is a blast. Thanks to you and Daryl for guiding me to it!

Rajesh said...

Great captures. Have a wonderful and peaceful retired life.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I love both versions of the bottle! Both have a different ambience controlled by the colour tones! Delightful!

Daryl said...

congrats on spending your first day as a retiree being creative .. isnt picmonkey da bomb!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the first one.

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